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Hey everyone welcome to my blog!! I'm a 25yr old SAHM to a wonderful 3yr old little boy "Bug" and I've been married to my wonderful husband for 5 long and happy years! Please join me in out journey as new parents to learn the ropes and on the adventure of expanding our famiy :) I love to review products that are relevent to our family and would be happy to set up a review and giveaway if you have a product you would like us to review just contact us :) at thecartoonlovinmama(at)gmail(dot)com

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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Electrolux and Kelly Ripa Host "Splits For a Cause"


Usually when we hear the word "split", we think of news of celebrity break-ups, splashed across the cover of tabloid magazines. Well, leave it to our favorite celebrity/brand team to prove that a split can be a good thing!


Kelly Ripa and Electrolux are joining forces once again to celebrate the launch of Electrolux Appliance's new stand-alone refrigerator and freezer - that's right, the familiar duo has split up. And to sweeten the celebration, they're bringing in the "Emperor of Ice Cream" Stephen Bruce, owner and founder of Serendipity 3, the landmark New York City restaurant and dessert spot, into the mix.


Kelly and Bruce teamed up earlier today to make banana splits for a cause. And now we want you to dig in, with your virtual spoon! Starting today, at www.Kelly-Confidential.com, you can build your ultimate banana split using virtual ingredients from classic whipped cream to caramel sauce to rainbow sprinkles. For each "split", Electrolux will donate $1 to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund as part of its $750,000 commitment to help fight ovarian cancer[1].

As usual, Electrolux and Kelly find new and fun ways to say thank you to those who support this great cause. Everyone who logs on to the site and builds a split will be automatically entered for a chance to win the daily prize - $50 towards sweet summer treats - and the grand prize: the new stand-alone refrigerator and freezer from Electrolux.

By posting this information I was entered into a drawing to win my very own stand-alone refrigerator and freezer from Electrolux from MomSelect and Electrolux!

Ring in the Summer with Radio Flyer! World's Largest Wagon Mosaic

July 4th weekend is almost upon us, which means one thing- patriotic celebrations all wrapped up in red, white and blue! Families all over our great country will be heading to parks, beaches and backyard barbecues to commemorate the occasion with fireworks, sparklers and other symbols of Independence Day. And many of them will be pulling behind them another American icon in a certain signature color- a Radio Flyer Wagon!

Since 1917, the famous little red wagons by Radio Flyer have been a favorite of families and kids everywhere. Boasting more than a dozen award-winning wagon models and a complete line of tricycles, scooters, and other ride-ons, Radio Flyer is as synonymous with outdoor play as summer itself.

There are endless ways to enjoy your little red wagon, from standing out in the crowd at the Fourth of July parade, to toting all the ingredients for a fun summer picnic. Not only will your red wagon provide hours of outdoor adventures, it will bring a lifetime of memories too. That's why Radio Flyer is celebrating the beginning of summer by launching the World's Largest Wagon Mosaic. Simply capture your families' Radio Flyer moments on camera and go to www.RadioFlyerArt.com to add your photo and help the legacy of the little red wagon live on!


By posting this infomation I was entered into a contest to win prizes from Radio Flyer.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

CoverYourHair.com Review and Giveaway



I like simple little things I can do to make help make my hair look good even if I didn’t have time to do the whole wash, dry and style on it before leaving the house that’s why I look towards headbands and clips to make it look nice even though I didn’t put an hour into styling it. I was recently introduced to CoverYourHair.com and they have all of your hair accessories needs!

My Thoughts:

I was sent a Sparkle Zig Zag Headband in white to review and I have worn it several times since receiving it and I love it! It’s one of my favorite hair accessories in my hair case! It’s super stylish and very comfortable and I have not had a problem with it slipping or moving through out the day! Not only is it all the above it goes with everything in my closet and makes it super quick and easy to fix my hair as I’m heading out the door for one of those last minute mom errands.

Not only do they offer some pretty awesome Headbands but they also offer a wide variety of Hair Accessories, Bandanas, Head Coverings, Hair Clips, Head Accessories so your sure to find something in your style and taste and best of all you can now have a hot fashion accessory without breaking your bank with their super affordable prices!

Buy It:
To purchase head or hair accessories for yourself visit their website!


Win It:
CoverYourHair.com has offered one of my readers a random Headband (chosen by sponsor)!

Mandatory Entry: Visit CoverYourHair.com and tell me what your favorite hair accessory is! Please remember to leave your e-mail address if it’s not visible in your profile.

Want or need extra entries? Check out how to grab em’ below! (Mandatory Entry must be complete for these to count)

1. Become a public follower of my blog (current follower count too)

2. Follow me on twitter @sgrant2005 and tweet this giveaway (can be done daily)

3. Subscribe to my feed via a reader

4. Blog about this giveaway with a link to this post and to CoverYourHair.com be sure to leave me a link (5 extra)

5. Follow CoverYourHair.com on Twitter

6. “Like” CoverYourHair.com on Facebook

Giveaway ends July 12, 2010 @ midnight CST. Winner will be chosen at random, using random.org and contacted by e-mail and has 48 hrs to respond before a new winner is chosen.

This review is based strictly my opinion. Others may have a different opinion with the product listed above. I did receive the headband mentioned above complementary for this review. No monetary compensation was received.

Barefoot Books Review and Giveaway



My son loves books and loves to have them read to him, but sometimes it’s hard for us to find a book that has pictures and is a quick read that will hold his attention very long. We make a trip to our local book store about twice a month looking for new and different books to keep him interested in reading and so he can have something different. I recently discovered Barefoot Books and their selection is absolutely wonderful!

About Barefoot Books (Taken From Website):

Explore. Imagine. Create. Connect. Give Back. That’s what Barefoot Books is all about. It’s exploring other cultures, our planet, ourselves. It’s making time for make-believe and letting imaginations run wild and free. Most of all, it’s about using the power of stories to nourish the creative spark in everyone and strengthen connections with family, the global community, and the earth.



Barefoot Books began with two mothers who wanted their children to have books that would feed the imagination, while instilling a respect for diversity and a love of the planet. Today, we are a world-wide community of writers, artists, storytellers, musicians, and others who are committed to providing timeless stories and captivating art that can help children become happy, engaged members of a global society.

Join us. Live barefoot.


Our Thoughts:

“Bug” was sent a few books to read and do a review on and I love that all three books we were sent are board book so that he wont tare the pages out while trying to read them himself and as he grows and learns how to read each of these books are going to be great to help teach him on since they are quick and easy reads.

The first book we reviewed was Cleo’s Alphabet Book and I love this book because it’s a super easy read for bed time but also a great tool in teaching “Bug” his alphabets by helping him learn to recognize them and to use them in a particular word! I also enjoy the colorfulness of the book and it really keeps his attention while we are reading it to him.

The next book we reviewed was Who’s in the Garden? “Bug” really enjoyed this book because it is a peek-a-boo book that has a hole in each page that allows an animal from the previous or and next page to show up on the current page and he really enjoyed that as well as looking at all the different animals on the page and the pictures are very lovely and eye catching to keep his attention!!

The last book we reviewed was One Moose, Twenty Mice and this is “Bug’s” favorite of the three books and I love it because not only does it help him learn to count to twenty it also offers him a game to play while reading the book which is to find the cat on each page until you get to the end of the book! He will set and look at the book by himself and ask me “where’s the cat” and I say I dunno where is it and he will think about it for a minute and then point it out. I think this is also a wonderful book to help him challenge his memory on where the cat is!

Overall we are extremely pleased with the selection of books we received to review and it was awesome the selection they sent that matched his taste in books so perfectly! I recommend anyone with children of any age to check out Barefoot Books because you are sure to find a perfect book or books for the child in your life no matter the ages or interest! We will be purchasing Barefoot Books for years to come!!!

Buy It:
To purchase any of these books or others for yourself visit their website!

Win It:
Barefoot Books has offered one of my readers a book of their choice!


Mandatory Entry: Visit Barefoot Books and tell me what book you would choose if you won and who you would choose it for! Please remember to leave your e-mail address if it’s not visible in your profile.

Want or need extra entries? Check out how to grab em’ below! (Mandatory Entry must be complete for these to count)

1. Become a public follower of my blog (current follower count too)

2. Follow me on twitter @sgrant2005 and tweet this giveaway (can be done daily)

3. Subscribe to my feed via a reader

4. Blog about this giveaway with a link to this post and to Barefoot Books be sure to leave me a link (5 extra)

5. Follow Barefoot Books on Twitter

6. “Like” Barefoot Books on Facebook


Giveaway ends July 12, 2010 @ midnight CST. Winner will be chosen at random, using random.org and contacted by e-mail and has 48 hrs to respond before a new winner is chosen.

This review is based strictly my opinion. Others may have a different opinion with the product listed above. I did receive the three books mentioned above complementary for this review. No monetary compensation was received.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Throx Review and Giveaway



Have you ever spent the whole day doing laundry just to realize while your putting it all away that you have somehow lost one of your favorite socks?? Well I have to tell you it happens at my house on a weekly basis, we have a basket in the laundry room where all of the matches to our lost socks hang out in hopes of one day being reunited! I was recently introduced to a company that makes it easier to loose one of your matching socks without a headache what is it you may be asking well I’ll tell you dear friend it’s called Throx!! What is Throx you may be asking well keep on reading to find out!

About Throx (Taken From Website):

One day, after losing one too many socks, it dawned on inventor Edwin Heaven: if tires come with a spare, why not socks? So now there's THROX—the first sock to give you a spare! THROX is THREE socks for when you lose one. (And let's face it, inside every washer and dryer is a Bermuda Triangle!) THROX is THREE socks for the price of two! (Which is why Edwin Heaven calls it "A fast solution for a slow economy.") Retailers love THROX because it differentiates itself from the same-old same-old. Consumers love it because NOW when they lose a sock they still have a pair. (If they buy TWO THROX they wind up with THREE PAIRS ... for about 1/2 the price!) And the media loves it because, during these turbulent times, it gives them something else to write about besides terrorists, oil spills and Britney Spears.
THROX—the first sock to come in threes. And, ultimately, three-of-a-kind beats a pair every time.

My Thoughts:


I was sent a set of Throx in Peppermints for review and although I have yet to loose one now I won’t have to retire them if one does happen to get lost! Don’t get confused and think that these are just any ordinary pair of socks, they aren’t they are triplets, 3 of a kind…Throx!! I am just so thankful for a set of socks that I can ware and not have to safety pin them together before I put them in the wash to make sure they all come out as they went in. They are going to be a member of our family for a long time to come we are currently debating on getting us each a couple more pairs because not only are they super convent if you do happen to let the sock monster get them to just pull out the back-up and there you have it your favorite set of socks, they are just super cute and very comfortable! I think these would also be wonderful in toddler size socks because I’m constantly loosing one of “Bug’s” socks in transit from my parents house to home after a weekend of him staying with them.

Over all I love these socks and think that the man that came up with them a genius!! Who would have ever thought of a set of three sock that match incase of the sock monster?? I do think you should head over to the Throx website and grab you a pair because you get not only a pair of sock but three socks for the price of a pair and never have to worry about the sock monster again (well that is until you loose one then you better watch out)!

And right now if you purchase two or more sets you’ll receive a bonus set of Throx (of Mr. Heaven’s choosing) If you type the words The Cartoon Lovin Mama in the special instructions box.

Buy It:
To purchase Throx for yourself visit their website!

Win It:
Throx has offered one of my readers a set of Kid Throx (one size fits all) in Kewl Mint!

Mandatory Entry: Visit Throx and tell me your favorite style or something else you learnt that wasn‘t mentioned here! Please remember to leave your e-mail address if it’s not visible in your profile.

Want or need extra entries? Check out how to grab em’ below! (Mandatory Entry must be complete for these to count)

1. Become a public follower of my blog (current follower count too)

2. Follow me on twitter @sgrant2005 and tweet this giveaway (can be done daily)

3. Subscribe to my feed via a reader

4. Blog about this giveaway with a link to this post and to Throx be sure to leave me a link (5 extra)


Giveaway ends July 11, 2010 @ midnight CST. Winner will be chosen at random, using random.org and contacted by e-mail and has 48 hrs to respond before a new winner is chosen.

This review is based strictly my opinion. Others may have a different opinion with the product listed above. I did receive a set of Throx mentioned above complementary for this review. No monetary compensation was received.

Little Looster Review and Reader Discount Code

We are currently in the process of potty training our 2year old little man and at time it is quite the challenge, but we have gotten lucky and he is now using the big boy potty more than he is his pull-ups!! I was recently contacted by Monica from Little Looster asking if I would like to do a review on the Little Looster and I was quick to agree!

About Little Looster (Taken From Website):
Little Looster LLC is a Portland, OR based business. The Looster itself was conceived and designed by Monica Mylet, a mother of 3. She came up with the design and need after parenting 3 kids through the potty training process.Just about every aspect of the Looster's life cycle from birth-of-concept to design and manufacturing was completed by Oregon based companies.

Looster is revolutionizing potty training. Our landfills and our pockets could use the change.

The Little Looster - Booster for the Loo is a horseshoe shaped stool that surrounds the base of your toilet, creating a pedestal for children to be supported while they sit on the loo. We can all say goodbye to the port-a-potty, toilet seat inserts, diapers, stress, apprehension, accidents and the lack of space in our bathrooms.

All children will eventually use the “big-potty” – WHY not start kids on it comfortably? Save the extra expense and mess that comes with the space-consuming porta-potty. We have been able to shave off months of diapering by creating a comfortable and safe experience on the loo.

Toddlers believe they might “fall-in” – WHY not give them the security and confidence that the stability of the Little Looster provides. Little Looster kids use their legs for support, alleviating that fear of falling in. Hands no longer need to grip the germ-ridden, inner rim.

No cleaning out the temporary port-a-potty. Flushable waste is the obvious sanitary option.

The Little Looster supports and boosts little legs, while potty training AND for the next 2-3 years that toes can’t reach the ground. No more “stinging” sensation when legs fall-asleep, from dangling unsupported off the sides of the toilet - little legs love the Little Looster.

No more hassle. Parents don’t move the Little Looster every time they need to use the loo. Our unique design allows adults full use of the toilet while standing or sitting, without ever moving the Little Looster.

The average family in the US is spending approximately $75/mo on disposable diapers & wipes and over 92% of those are ending up in our landfills. No one really knows how long it takes for a disposable diaper to decompose, it is estimated somewhere between 250-500 years. The statistics are staggering as I'm sure you are all well aware of. The Little Looster is made of plastic which is 100% recyclable after your many years of use.

The Little Looster can cut out months of this environmental mess and huge cost to families.


Our Thoughts:

I was super excited about being offered the chance to review the Little Looster since we are trying to potty train “Bug”! The moment it arrived he was absolutely amazed at this “toy” so after explaining to him it wasn’t a new toy it was for him so he could set on the big boy potty I took it to our bathroom and put it in front of the potty and it wasn’t long before he was up sitting on the potty and his feet was resting on the Little Looster and I think at that moment he knew he could finally use the potty like mommy and daddy!

We have been using the Little Looster for a few weeks now and I am very pleased with the results he really has been using the fire out of it and it has made him WANT to use the potty which is wonderful for us! He also uses it to stand on to pee pee so he can reach the potty without standing on his tippytoes and without mommy’s help so it gives him the independence that he thinks he just has to have since he lives in an “I’m big enough to do it myself” world. It’s also came in very hand for him to use as a stool to brush his teeth and has encouraged him to do so without the usual fight.

Overall we are very, very pleased with the results we have gotten from him using the Little Looster and I do recommend everyone that is trying to potty train to pick up one of these it makes it so much easier for the kiddos and it gives them the independence that I think is very important for the process of potty training. And priced at just $39.99 its well worth it and you will be getting your money back in the price of pull-ups once your kiddo is fully potty trained and be sure to think about Little Looster when shopping for a birthday gift for a kiddo ages 1-2 it would be perfect!!!

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Discount Code:
Monica has generously offered my reader a discount code for $7.00 off the purchase of a Little Looster with code: MMM7102

Buy It:
To purchase a Little Looster for yourself or as a gift visit their website!

This review is based strictly my opinion. Others may have a different opinion with the product listed above. I did receive a Little Looster complementary for this review. No monetary compensation was received.

Bondi Band Review and Giveaway


As a super busy SAHM to a very active 2yr old I don’t have a whole lot of time to spend washing, drying and styling my hair so when I find a product that allows me to skip one of the steps, save time and be on my way running errands and cleaning house I’m all about giving it a chance. I recently ran across Bondi Band and this company has a large selection of headbands and I’m sure you will find something for everyone in your family!

About Bondi Band (Taken From Website):

The Idea
The simple premise of Bondi Bands is to offer comfy, colorful, and creative headbands to fit every lifestyle and personality.

By using stretchy and breathable material, we allow Bondi Bands to fit virtually every head size comfortably and fashionably.

Our buyers constantly search for the newest and trendiest fabric designs and complement them with traditional craftsmanship to bring our customers the best product available on the market.

Our Charity
We are a simple company with a dedication and belief in our product. Our philosophy is to make a great product at a great price and to build relationships one at a time. And as much as we believe in making a tidy profit we also believe in giving back. Each year we donate 10% of our pretax profits to charity. For 2009 we have chosen the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) is a Comprehensive Cancer Center designated by the National Cancer Institute. It is a major affiliate of Harvard Medical School and is located in Boston, Massachusetts.

The origins of DFCI date back to 1947. DFCI employs about 3,000 people. Most importantly, there are more than 150,000 patient visits a year, and it is involved in some 200 clinical trials. It is internationally known for its research and clinical excellence.

We figured if we were going to give away some money, this should be where it goes to.


My Thoughts:

I was sent a couple of Bondi Bands to review and I have to tell you these save me time in the mornings at least twice a week! The are super comfy and unlike other headbands I’ve tried don’t slip during the day and stay put nicely. I’ve gotten quite a few complements about how nice I look even though I was going for a comfy casual look so that’s always a plus with a toddler when you can look nice and not have to spend a lot of time on yourself!

I love that Bondi Band offers something for everyone in your family they have headbands for babies ages 1-5 and they are supper duper cute, Buddies (for your dogs), guys and girls of all ages!! I just love their selections and the two that were sent to me were wonderful! I received the Cheetah Print design on lycra which somehow my sister has ended up with and been wearing pretty regularly??? I also received a purple Bondi Band that had the word MOM on the front of it which was my absolute favorite and the one I wear the most!! I have used both of these on my nightly jog and can safely say that I do not have one complaint they both worked wonderful to keep my hair and sweat out of my eyes while running.

I really recommend these to anyone busy mom or not so busy mom to teens, men and children they are very comfy and with so many styles to choose from what have you got to loose!

Buy It:
To purchase Bondi Bands for yourself or as a gift visit their website!

Win It:
Rebecca and Bondi Band has offered one of my readers two headbands of the winner choice!

Mandatory Entry: Visit Bondi Band and tell me what two headbands you would choose if you were the winner! Please remember to leave your e-mail address if it’s not visible in your profile.

Want or need extra entries? Check out how to grab em’ below! (Mandatory Entry must be complete for these to count)

1. Become a public follower of my blog (current follower count too)

2. Follow me on Twitter @sgrant2005 and tweet this giveaway (can be done daily)

3. Subscribe to my feed via a reader

4. Blog about this giveaway with a link to this post and to Bondi Band be sure to leave me a link (5 extra)

5. Follow Bondi Band on Twitter

6. “Like” Bondi Band on Facebook

Giveaway ends July 11, 2010 @ midnight CST. Winner will be chosen at random, using random.org and contacted by e-mail and has 48 hrs to respond before a new winner is chosen.

This review is based strictly my opinion. Others may have a different opinion with the product listed above. I did receive a couple of Bondi Bands complementary for this review. No monetary compensation was received.

Brightfeet Slippers Review and Giveaway



I don’t know about anyone else out there but I’m constantly thinking of things I needed to do before I lay down and go to sleep for the night and unfortunately I’m usually already in bed before I remember to put the cloths in the dryer or turn on the dishwasher so I have to get up in the dark and stumble my way to the kitchen and laundry room to keep from disturbing my husband and son . Now I’m tired of the stumping my toe on the door frame or stepping on one of my husbands shoes he still isn’t sure how to pick up but thanks to Brightfeet Slippers those are all things of the not so long ago past!

About Brightfeet Slippers (Taken From Website):

BrightFeet™ Slippers are nightlights for your feet. Wherever you go, the lights go with you™. Checking on kids, midnight snacks, trips to the bathroom, whatever the task, BrightFeet™ Slippers are the right light for you at night™.

No need to wake up others by turning on lights in a dark room. Convenient and easy to use, BrightFeet™ Slippers provide up to 25' of light by simply stepping into the slippers. Compared to traditional nightlights that only illuminate a certain area, BrightFeet™ Slippers light the path directly in front of you at all times. BrightFeet™ Slippers is The Perfect Gift for any occasion.


My Thoughts:

I was sent a pair of BrightFeet Slippers in black to review and boy have these ever made my nights easier, just by stepping into my slippers I have an instant light to light my path without disturbing the rest of the house! I can now get up and do my last minute chores (that my hubby forgot) without disturbing the culprit or my little man! I am so grateful for these slippers now my toes are protected and I make a lot less noise moving from the bedroom to the bathroom or out in the hall! I’m also looking forward to these slippers once I get pregnant for the second time because now trips to the bathroom wont be so long and scary (think tripping over toys)!

I would recommend these to anyone for any gift giving occasion because they are sure to be a gift that keeps on giving! I know my dad sure could use a pair of these to keep from tripping over toys when he gets up (too early for me) in the mornings and don’t want to wake my mother up with the lights! I also think that this would be a wonderful gift to the elderly that still live on their own to keep from having a nasty fall.

I am overall very pleased with my slippers and plan on enjoying them for a long time to come!

THANK YOU BRIGHTFEET SLIPPERS FOR SAVING MY TOES FROM ACCIDENTS!!!

Buy It:
To purchase BrightFeet Slippers for yourself visit their website!

Win It:
Kevin and BrightFeet Slippers has offered one of my readers a pair of BrightFeet Slippers for themselves or as a gift!

Mandatory Entry: Visit BrightFeet Slippers and tell me your favorite pair or something you learnt that wasn‘t mentioned here! Please remember to leave your e-mail address if it’s not visible in your profile.

Want or need extra entries? Check out how to grab em’ below! (Mandatory Entry must be complete for these to count)

1. Become a public follower of my blog (current follower count too)

2. Follow me on twitter @sgrant2005 and tweet this giveaway (can be done daily)

3. Subscribe to my feed via a reader

4. Blog about this giveaway with a link to this post and to BrightFeet Slippers be sure to leave me a link (5 extra)

5. Follow BrightFeet Slippers on Twitter

6. “Like” BrightFeet Slippers on Facebook


Giveaway ends July 11, 2010 @ midnight CST. Winner will be chosen at random, using random.org and contacted by e-mail and has 48 hrs to respond before a new winner is chosen.

This review is based strictly my opinion. Others may have a different opinion with the product listed above. I did receive a pair of BrightFeet Slippers complementary for this review. No monetary compensation was received.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Wild Texas Wear Ladies Rodeo Bucking Horse Shirt Review and Giveaway


As I’ve said many times before I’m from Arkansas, but what you may not know is that I’m from a very small country town where we still have mainly dirt roads and to tell you the truth I wouldn’t have it any other way! And I like my clothing style the same laid back country feel so you will be able to see why I love my new Ladies Rodeo Bucking Horse Tee !Now if you read my previous review and giveaway I told you about a company called Wild Texas Wear and you can read my review on their Ladies Cupid Shorts HERE! For those of you not familiar with Wild Texas Wear here is a little background information:

About Wild Texas Wear (Taken From Website):

Wild Texas Wear is proudly located in Fort Worth, Texas.

Fort Worth is "Where the West Begins." Close your eyes and see the spirits of Butch and Sundance, Charles Goodnight, Chief Quanah Parker and nameless cowboys and cowgirls that tamed the Texas Frontier. Open your eyes and see ranchers, oil workers, big city people and small town folks living the Texas dream.

In developing the idea of a line of Texas inspired apparel, we thought of this quote: “Texas is a state of mind. Texas is an obsession. Above all, Texas is a nation in every sense of the word”
- John Steinbeck

See our line of Texas inspired clothing. Our clothing is designed by Texans for Texans, and for all those who want to be a Texan.

Wild Texas Wear, one foot in the old west and one foot in today's beautiful Texas.

Be with Wild Texas Wear and celebrate our TEXAS!

My Thoughts:

I was sent the Ladies Rodeo Bucking Horse Tee in pink to review. This is actually one of my favorite tees that I have in my closet right now! It’s super comfortable, light weight and very breathable. I like my tees to be loose fitting and this one fits everything I love into one tee! I love the adorable bucking horse on the front of this tee and for me it’s kind of a part of my childhood I remember going to rodeos all the time as a teen with my girlfriends!! I have to say that this tee would be perfect for any time of day, any place in the world no matter where you live or where you were born!

I’ve worn this shirt several times now and I usually pair it with the Ladies Cupid Shorts that I also received for review (read the review HERE) and it is a cute, simple and comfortable outfit and I love to wear it out to the park, fishing or any time we are going someplace relaxed! I’ve put this shirt thru the wash and dry process several times and I’m happy to report that it’s still in the same shape as I received it in no rips, loose seams or shrinkage so I have to give this tee a thumbs up and will continue to enjoy it for a long time!

My overall opinion of this shirt is very high and I highly recommend Wild Texas Wear to anyone no matter where you live or where your from! Trust me you wont be disappointed in this super cute shirt or any other item you purchase from Wild Texas Wear! I can sum it up in three words: Style, Comfort and Affordable!

Buy It:
To purchase this shirt for yourself visit their website!


Win It:
Brian from Wild Texas Wear has offered one of my readers a Ladies Rodeo Bucking Horse Tee in pink.

Mandatory Entry: Visit Wild Texas Wear and sign up for their newsletter (bottom of main page) or become a new customer! Please remember to leave your e-mail address if it’s not visible in your profile.

Want or need extra entries? Check out how to grab em’ below! (Mandatory Entry must be complete for these to count)

1. Become a public follower of my blog (current follower count too)

2. Follow me on twitter @sgrant2005 and tweet this giveaway (can be done daily)

3. Subscribe to my feed via a reader

4. Blog about this giveaway with a link to this post and to Wild Texas Wear be sure to leave me a link (5 extra)

Giveaway ends July 07, 2010 @ midnight CST. Winner will be chosen at random, using random.org and contacted by e-mail and has 48 hrs to respond before a new winner is chosen.

This review is based strictly my opinion. Others may have a different opinion with the product listed above. I did receive the shirt mentioned above complementary for this review. No monetary compensation was received.

Wild Texas Wear Ladies Cupid Shorts Review and Giveaway


I love comfy clothing to wear out that looks nice but that I also feel comfortable lounging around the house in! I love to find clothing items that are new on the market and be the first of my friends to have it. When I came across Wild Texas Wear and I searched and shopped their online selection I knew it was a company that would fit well with my style a little bit country/a little bit rock-n-roll!

About Wild Texas Wear (Taken From Website):

Wild Texas Wear is proudly located in Fort Worth, Texas.

Fort Worth is "Where the West Begins." Close your eyes and see the spirits of Butch and Sundance, Charles Goodnight, Chief Quanah Parker and nameless cowboys and cowgirls that tamed the Texas Frontier. Open your eyes and see ranchers, oil workers, big city people and small town folks living the Texas dream.

In developing the idea of a line of Texas inspired apparel, we thought of this quote: “Texas is a state of mind. Texas is an obsession. Above all, Texas is a nation in every sense of the word”
- John Steinbeck

See our line of Texas inspired clothing. Our clothing is designed by Texans for Texans, and for all those who want to be a Texan.

Wild Texas Wear, one foot in the old west and one foot in today's beautiful Texas.
Be with Wild Texas Wear and celebrate our TEXAS!

My Thoughts:

I was sent the Ladies Cupid Shorts in white to review. Let me tell you these shorts are super comfy and cute to boot!! The shorts are made with a very comfortable 80%/20% Polyester/French Terry! Me coming from a small back country town in Arkansas I can appreciate all things southern and I love Texas we took a trip while I was still living at home with my parents and I fell in love with Texas and it is always in my heart no matter what I do!! With that being said don’t think that just because these shorts and other items come from Wild Texas Wear are just for Texans or southerners in general they are for everyone with a little Texas in their hearts and trust me the comfort em’ is as big as Texas itself!!

I have worn these shorts several times over the past couple of weeks and they have been thru the wash several times and I’m proud to say that my new favorite lounge shorts are still in tact and are standing up super!! These are high quality clothing items people they are made with high quality fabrics and stitching and hold up to daily wear and tear! I have also found that these shorts although it’s not exactly what they are made for are great sleeping shorts and I use them quite a bit for that and over my bathing suite in transit from the house to the lake!!

My overall opinion of these shorts is very high and I highly recommend Wild Texas Wear to anyone no matter where you live or where your from! Trust me you wont be disappointed in these lounge shorts or any other item you purchase from Wild Texas Wear! I can sum it up in three words: Style, Comfort and Affordable!

Buy It:
To purchase a pair of the super comfy Ladies Cupid Shorts for yourself visit their website!

Win It:
Brian from Wild Texas Wear has offered one of my readers a pair of the Ladies Cupid Shorts in white.

Mandatory Entry: Visit Wild Texas Wear and sign up for their newsletter (bottom of page) or become a new customer! Please remember to leave your e-mail address if it’s not visible in your profile.

Want or need extra entries? Check out how to grab em’ below! (Mandatory Entry must be complete for these to count)

1. Become a public follower of my blog (current follower count too)

2. Follow me on twitter @sgrant2005 and tweet this giveaway (can be done daily)

3. Subscribe to my feed via a reader

4. Blog about this giveaway with a link to this post and to Wild Texas Wear be sure to leave me a link (5 extra)


Giveaway ends July 07, 2010 @ midnight CST. Winner will be chosen at random, using random.org and contacted by e-mail and has 48 hrs to respond before a new winner is chosen.

This review is based strictly my opinion. Others may have a different opinion with the product listed above. I did receive the shorts mentioned above complementary for this review. No monetary compensation was received.

CleanWell Review



I don’t know about all of you but when it comes to germs and my toddler I take it as very serious business! I make sure to always take sanitary wipes, sprays ect along with me in my car, purse and diaper bag to make sure my sons hands are free of germs and yuck! I recently ran across a company called CleanWell and after browsing their site I decided I would really like to give their products a chance and was lucky enough to receive a couple of samples for review.

About CleanWell (Taken From Website):

CleanWell kills 99.99% of germs naturally!

We believe in eliminating germs safely. That’s why we developed CleanWell, apatented formulation of natural thyme and other essential plant oils that kills 99.99% of germs yet contains no harsh chemicals. Now you don’t have to choose between safety and efficacy. Meet CleanWell, and say goodbye to germs naturally.

CleanWell Facts:

* Kills 99.99% of harmful germs on contact. Including MRSA (resistant Staph), E.Coli and Salmonella.

* Safe for Kids. No ingestion risk.

* Made with a revolutionary green technology that is a patented blend fof essential oils lab-proven to kill 99.99% of germs. A safe and all-natural germ killer with no toxic chemicals.

* Free of toxic chemicals such as Triclosan, Benzalkonium Chloride, and Alcohol.

* Biodegradable active ingredient, which means it breaks down quickly and completely without upsetting the natural balance of the ecosystem.

* Certified Cruelty-free. Not tested on animals.


Our Thoughts:

Now after reading the impressive information about CleanWell and it’s products I was really excited to try out their hand sanitizers!


We were sent the Clean Well- Natural Hand Sanitizer 1 Oz. Spray Bottle and the Cleanwell Natural Hand Sanitzer, 6-Ounce Spray Bottle for this review and it wasn’t long after we received them that they were at use in full force! I love to keep the 6oz bottle in the house for random uses and I keep the 1oz spray bottle in my purse so I always have it with up no matter what we are up too! I noticed after a few uses my hands didn’t seem as dried out as it does when I use another brand of hand sanitizer. I’m also pleased by the scent and that it doesn’t have that alcohol fragrance to it and that make is much more pleasant to use. The smell is very mild and herb-like and dissipates quickly but does take a bit of getting used to if your not used to using herb scented products although I love it!

It’s a product that I recommend with the utmost confidence seeing how well it’s worked for our family I feel you will have the same results.

Connect with CleanWell on their Blog, Twitter or Facebook!

Buy It:
To purchase CleanWell products for yourself visit their website to find a local or online retailer!

This review is based strictly my opinion. Others may have a different opinion with the product listed above. I did receive the samples mentioned above complementary for this review. No monetary compensation was received.

Expressiva Nursingwear Review and Giveaway



Although I am not yet nursing, have decided that I am going to nurse this baby when it gets here. I did not nurse “Bug” but I really do wish I would have been able too but with me working and all I figured it would be improbable even though I took him to work with me daily. So when we made up our mind to nurse baby #2 I decided it was time to start looking for the perfect nursing wear. I knew when I came across Expressiva Nursingwear that this could possibly be the company I have been looking for!

About Expressiva Nursingwear (Taken From Website):

At Expressiva Nursingwear we design fashionable clothing for breastfeeding mothers. Our goal is to make your nursing experience more enjoyable and more stylish - so that you will feel confident and comfortable breastfeeding for as long as you and your nursling desire. We want you to wear clothes that look hip and cool, but still allow you to breastfeed discreetly. We are determined to make breastfeeding a fashionable experience!


My Thoughts:

My biggest fear about breastfeeding is that I will have no other choice but to feed my baby out in public on one of those times I forget my nursing cover but thanks to Expressiva Nursingwear it won’t be a big deal because their clothing is designed to give you maximum coverage while breastfeeding.

I was kindly sent the Feminine Retro Print Top in Red/Black in a size L (no longer available) for review! I have to say first and foremost the shipping was really fast and the customer service is wonderful!! I just had to try it on when I got it in and I love this top it’s so nice and comfy and has enough stretch that I should be able to wear it throughout my pregnancy! I love that it has a flap like top where when it’s necessary to feed you can just lift the flap and feed your baby while still covering yourself. I have worn the shirt several times since I received it and I’ve got absolutely no complaints about this shirt what so every it chic and stylish and will be a shirt I will continue to wear even after I’ve stopped nursing.

I will definitely be back to Expressiva Nursingwear for my other nursing shirts as the need arises and I will be telling all my friends and family who are expecting little ones to check them out the styles are awesome and the prices are equally as awesome! Chic and Stylish at very reasonable price what more can you ask for? And with all they items they have to offer I’m sure you will find something for your taste and style!


Buy It:
To purchase some nursing wear for yourself visit their website!

Also while your at their site checking out all their stylish clothing be sure to answer their Question of the Week and be entered into a monthly drawing to win a $50 Expressiva Shopping Spree gift certificate!

And they have a giveaway going on where you can enter for a chance to win a Expressiva bra of your choice.

Win It:
Expressiva Nursingwear has offered one of my readers a $35 Expressiva Gift Certificate to use towards the item of your choice!


Mandatory Entry: Visit Expressiva Nursingwear and tell me what suit you would choose if you won! Please remember to leave your e-mail address if it’s not visible in your profile.

Note: If you enter this giveaway you will receive e-mails from Expressiva Nursingwear (they will never share your personal information with anyone) and you will be in the know of all the cool new styles and sweet sales so whatdya’ got to loose? So you must provide your name and e-mail address in your comment to be entered.

Want or need extra entries? Check out how to grab em’ below! (Mandatory Entry must be complete for these to count)

1. Become a public follower of my blog (current follower count too)

2. Follow me on twitter @sgrant2005 and tweet this giveaway (can be done daily)

3. Subscribe to my feed via a reader

4. Blog about this giveaway with a link to this post and to Expressiva Nursingwear be sure to leave me a link (5 extra)


Giveaway ends July 07, 2010 @ midnight CST. Winner will be chosen at random, using random.org and contacted by e-mail and has 48 hrs to respond before a new winner is chosen.

This review is based strictly my opinion. Others may have a different opinion with the product listed above. I did receive nursing top mentioned above complementary for this review. No monetary compensation was received.

Broadway Nails Review


I don’t admit it often but this time I will step up and say yes I’m a diva at times! I love to have my hair fixed just right, have beautiful nails and awesome make-up but since becoming a mom I’ve found I don’t have the time or money I used to on my personal self. I do however like to take time to do the things I can do myself that cost lets than going out and having it done “professionally”. One of my absolute favorite “mommy treats” is going out and getting a manicure with acrylic nails but finding the time is almost impossible so I’ve turned to doing them myself and with the help of Broadway Nails it’s a perfect manicure every time, in less time and less money!

About Broadway Nails (Taken From Website):

Broadway Nails is the second largest brand in the artificial category, behind its sister brand Kiss (www.kissusa.com). Broadway Nails is the leading value brand for all consumer artificial nail and nail accessory needs, consistently offering beginner to intermediate nail consumers latest styles and trends for a complete nail transformation. Broadway Nails delivers on products that are quick, easy, and innovative at the right price and value.

Both Broadway and Kiss (www.kissusa.com) belong to the company Kiss Products, the world's largest manufacturer and distributor of professional quality nail products. The company originated in the lucrative beauty supply market. As the popularity of the products soared, distribution was quickly expanded to the mass-market arena from Walgreens to Walmart. Capitalizing on this success, Kiss Products became the first company to bring quality, professional nail care directly to the consumer, creating easy-to-use, all-in-one kits so she can achieve Salon Results at home. Each of these quality products originated from Kiss' innovative thinking and vast salon experience.

To maintain its leadership position, Kiss Products continues to study the needs of its diverse, global consumers. Introducing her to the category at a young age is key; therefore in 2005, Pink by Kiss (www.gopinknails.com) was developed to build an appealing brand for the tween consumer in the nail accessories category. For this line, Kiss Products has combined youth, innovation, and fashion, creating new products that bring younger girls the latest styles and trends on nail designs. Pink by Kiss (www.gopinknails.com), Kiss (www.kissusa.com) and Broadway Nails continue to rank highest in sales and consumer satisfaction.

Kiss Products’ success expanded around the globe as more and more retailers found the innovation and quality offered was like no other brand. Retailers like Boots UK, Sephora France, AS Watson Hong Kong and London Drugs in Canada continue to drive growth. Today, Kiss (www.kissusa.com), Pink by Kiss (www.gopinknails.com), and Broadway Nails brands are available in over 95 countries worldwide.

Kiss Products Inc. is located in New York just 20 miles outside of New York City on the exclusive north shore of Long Island. A diverse workforce with a multitude of talent and energy work to deliver top selling products at the best possible quality

My Thoughts:

Earlier this week I attended a Webinar for Broadway Nails, now I have always been a fan of Broadway Nail when doing my nails from home simply because of the wonderful selection of products that they offer! I have always been able to find the perfect nails to match my mood or an event that I was attending. Just when I thought I knew exactly how to “do” my own nails it turns out that I didn’t know as much as I thought I did. I did learn a lot actually, my biggest problem with the nails was always the tiny air bubbles that would bug the heck out of me, as it turns out I wasn’t using enough glue on each of the nails I only used just a drop and I should have been using glue not only on the plastic nail but also on my real nail. I also learnt that taking them off I’ve been doing a super big No-No, I would always just pry the nail off my original nail and just ignore the directions to use acetone polish remover so from now on it’s going to be the only way I will be taking my plastic nails off. So using the information I received in the webinar and armed with several of the products that are new from Broadway Nails I set out last night to “do this thing right” while my husband was watching “Bug”!

The set of nails I decided on wearing for this first review was the new Fashion Diva-Mismatch Manicure called Harajuku Style in Love (which is my absolute favorite of the products I was sent!!)



I started my journey by laying out all ten nails in the order they needed to go on my fingers:

Then starting with my dominate hand (my right) I used my left hand to apply all five nails making sure I put plenty of glue and started at the cuticle area of my original nail. I made sure to leave the tabs on until of was fished with the entire hand. (Boy are these tabs super handy, they make applying the nail without gluing your fingers together so much easier).

I repeated the same process this time using my right hand to apply the nails to my left! And after what seemed like no time at all (10 mins) I had a beautiful manicure done by me in the comfort of my own home!


And the finished product:

I am so proud of how this set of nails turned out no air bubbles at all even today, so that’s awesome and the colors of the nails are so cool and my son will tell me what color every one of my nails is, so these are helping me teach him his colors and be a fashion diva all at the same time.. Cool Huh??? I’ve never really went out of the normal French tip color on my nails but since receiving these and loving them and all the other products I got to try out I’m now very open minded and I can tell you that I will be having more wild styles to come!! I really can’t stress enough how much I really enjoyed learning all the things I did during the Webinar and how much I love Broadway Nails!!

Be sure to check back next week when I review the Blush nails in the Fashion Diva series!! Also go over and check out all the designes on their Website!!

Buy It:
To purchase these nails for yourself visit your local drug store, Wal-Mart or anywhere Broadway Nails are sold!

This review is based strictly my opinion. Others may have a different opinion with the product listed above. I did receive the Broadway Nails mentioned above complementary for this review and for attending the Webinar. No monetary compensation was received.

Bust Summertime Boredom with 11 Wallet-Friendly Ideas from Primrose Schools

Prevent Summer "Brain Drain" by Planning Ahead

School is out and children are so excited that summer is here, but it won't be long until you hear the infamous, "I'm bored" from your little ones.

Primrose Schools, the leader in educational child care, recommends encouraging imaginative play and having a plan in place to keep children's minds engaged during the summer months. Studies show that without stimulation, children can lose up to 60 percent of what they learned during the school year.

That's why Dr. Mary Zurn, Vice President of Education for Primrose, has come up with the list of ideas below as a starting point for summer activities that offer a balance between the freedom of child-initiated play time and more structured activities.

Here are 11 ideas parents can use to keep young minds active during the summer months:

1. Boredom Buster Jar: At the beginning of the summer, sit down with your family and brainstorm a list of activities that can be done alone or that you can enjoy doing together. Encourage your children to share their own ideas and help you decorate and label a simple jar as the family "Boredom Buster Jar." They'll feel more involved in the project and more likely to think this is a "neat" idea, if they participate in the creation and idea generation. Next, write everyone's ideas down on slips of paper and as a group decide which ones should go in the jar. Anyone in the family can pull any idea out of the jar to fight the summertime boredom blues.

2. Stories Alive: It sounds too simple, but reading is one of the most important waysto keep young minds engaged during the summer.Make reading even more fun by finding ways to bring the stories to life. For example, in the book Roxaboxen by Alice McLerran, children create a make-believe town in the desert out of rocks, boxes, and their imaginations. Read the book with your children and then challenge them to create their own town with materials they find in the backyard.

3. Art Start Box: You'll need to gather basic art supplies-child safe scissors, glue, markers, tape and construction paper. Put them in a special box along with empty oatmeal boxes and paper towel rolls, colorful magazines and bits of aluminum foil. Occasionally add a special surprise like chalk, stickers, or stamp pads so there's always something new for the children to find. Even if you normally have these supplies around the house, it's fun for children to know that the Art Start Box is just for them. They'll probably have some good ideas of other household items that can be recycled to fuel their creative energies.

4. Family Performances: Break out old clothes or costumes and encourage children to make up characters and create a play to act out. They are the directors, actors, and producers. They can also make musical instruments out of pots/pans, wooden spoons, empty canisters and have a parade; or everyone can play along to your family's favorite songs. Record or video the performances, and enjoy the replay. You'll also be capturing a bit of family history everyone will enjoy for years to come.

5. Family Dance Party: Crank up the music and encourage your entire family to boogie down. Dancing gives children a great outlet for self-expression through their own motion and helps build self-esteem. It also enhances motor and coordination development by incorporating skills like jumping, landing and leaping. Dancing is a great activity that can involve the whole family and doesn't take very much preparation.

6. Fort Building: Children love to build all kinds of structures--from small towns to large towers. Constructing forts or tents is an activity that can keep children focused and problem solving for hours. All the items you need can be found around the house- some chairs, cushions, blankets, and of course adult supervision.

7. Cookbook Fun: Have you ever shared your favorite cookbook with your children? Take it out and ask your children to choose a recipe to try. Measuring can be a fun and easy way to keep math skills fresh.

8. Summer Scrapbook: All you need for this project is a spiral notebook. Encourage everyone in the family to draw pictures of favorite activities and collect mementos from special events throughout the summer. Children love to go back through scrapbooks and albums and tell about what happened at each occasion. They will also be building their storytelling skills at the same time.

9. Listening Game: Lie down in the backyard, in the den or at the park and listen. What do you hear? Do you hear what I hear? Can you imitate the sound? This is similar to watching the clouds and naming the shapes, and it encourages everyone to slow down and focus on listening.

10. Camping Out: Pretend to campout in the backyard. Plan a meal, pack a backpack and set up a campsite. You might even decide to spend the night!

11. Scavenger Hunt: Make a list or picture cards of common household items and have your children find the items on the list. Invite friends or neighbors to join in the fun to make it a competition.

To find these and other great tips for parents, check out Dr. Zurn's blog at DrZandme.com. And don't forget to grab Dr. Z's Widget while you're there!

For more information on Primrose Schools, visit www.primroseschools.com. You can also check them out on Facebook and Twitter!

Disclosure: I was entered for a chance to win a gift card in exchange for this post. No monetary exchange took place.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

A Happy Book For A Happy Baby Review


As a mother of a 2 year old toddler I love to find books that are perfect for me to read to him a bed time as a way to help calm down and relax from the long day! When I was offered the chance to review A Happy Book For A Happy Baby book by Kristen Fairgrieve I jumped at the chance it looked like a book that would be perfect for us!

About A Happy Book For A Happy Baby Book (Taken From Website):

Kristen Fairgrieve’s "A Happy Book for a Happy Baby" is just what the title indicates—a delightful children’s book about the joys of babyhood. This beautifully illustrated rhyming book makes a great gift for a baby shower or a christening. Also great for a child learning to read.

Our Thoughts:

I have read the book several times to “Bug” since we received it and I have to admit it’s one of his favorites! He loves to point out the pictures and say the colors on the page, by the way the illustrations is super cute and very colorful! The book is a quick read so it’s perfect on those nights where he is super tired and just needs a quick read before sleep.

I do recommend this book to anyone with a small child or expecting a baby as it is super duper cute and really is precious! I would have loved to received this book as a baby shower gift and I will be sure to keep in in mind for future shower gifts to add to my baby gift baskets!

I have also shared this book with a few of my friends who are also mothers and we have all agreed that this should be a must have and I think my little “Bug” agrees and I can’t wait to share it with our soon to be addition to the family!

Buy It:
To purchase this book for yourself or as a gift visit their website!

This review is based strictly my opinion. Others may have a different opinion with the product listed above. I did receive book mentioned above complementary for this review. No monetary compensation was received.

4th of July Buzzed Driving Outreach

The summer picnic season is upon us, and one of the biggest weekends of the summer is almost here! With the Fourth of July right around the corner, it's time to plan now for a safe and sober way home.

While many of us focus on fireworks safety each Fourth of July, we also need to keep our roads safe for the drive home after the festivities.

Whether at a family picnic or viewing the local fireworks display, many of us will be on the road this Independence Day. It's time to spread the word about the dangers of buzzed driving and to remind people that Buzzed Driving IS Drunk Driving, and the best way to stay safe is to plan ahead.

We need your help in keeping the roads safe for everyone this July Fourth by spreading the word that buzzed driving IS drunk driving.

There are four steps you should take to protect your loved ones on the Fourth of July.

1.) Designate a sober driver before you leave for your Fourth of July events.

2.) Be ready to take alternate transportation such as a bus or taxi.

3.) Have the phone number of a taxi service stored in your phone before you leave for the party.

4.) Call 9-1-1 if you see an impaired driver on the road.

Even if you will not be drinking alcoholic beverages this Fourth of July, keep in mind that over the course of 2008, 1,179 people in other vehicles were killed in crashes involving alcohol-impaired drivers. And there were a total of 491 motor vehicle traffic fatalities during the Fourth of July Holiday period (Thursday, July 3rd, 6 pm to Monday, July 7th, 5:59 am). And for those who say they don't plan on over-indulging . . . a buzzed driving crash looks the same as a drunk driving crash.

We are working with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Ad Council as they continue their efforts with the "Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving" PSA campaign. Buzzed drivers drink and drive, but do not consider themselves a hazard on the roadway because they have had "only a few" drinks.

To learn more about the impact buzzed driving can have on a life, please watch this important video about the financial and personal repercussions of getting a DUI: http://buzzeddriving.adcouncil.org/sign.php#video

Remember: Buzzed Driving IS Drunk Driving. Plan ahead and ask your loved ones to do the same.


No monetary compensation was received for posting this information, I however was entered into a drawing to win a $25 Gift Certificate.

SurlyGirly Cosmetics, Inc Review


I am totally addicted to make-up, I love it and refuse to leave the house without it and to be honest most of the time I will get up in the mornings and put it on knowing I will not be leaving the house at all that day! This obsession drives my husband crazy but the funny thing is he sure don’t complain when he gets told he has a gorgeous wife! I have so much make up it’s hard at times to see my bathroom counter top, but I believe that a woman can never have too much make-up and I’m one of those that never wears the same shades more than twice a week so I like to have many options that’s why I was thrilled to have the opportunity to review SurlyGirly Cosmetics!!!

My Thoughts:
I was sent several SurlyGirly Cosmetics to review so today I want to talk to you about a couple of eye shadows and one of the lip glosses I received and show you the look I created but don’t fear there will be more reviews in the coming days/weeks of new looks and products from SurlyGirly Cosmetic.

The first product I want to share with you all is SurlyGirly Cosmetics, Inc Eye Shadow in Porn Star! Now don’t let the name throw you off this is a really beautiful matte purple color and I have to say I’m one that loves the darker shadows so this was a perfect match for me! The color is very bold and so easy to apply with no flake offs as I call it (little pieces of color on the bottom of the eye once applied. The color last all day and looks fresh with no touch up required. You can pick up your own eye shadow in Porn Star for $9.00 available on their website.

The next shadow I used today was the SurlyGirly Cosmetics, Inc Eye Shadow in Drag Queen again don’t let the name detour you this is a very dark and beautiful deep shimmering burgundy flecked with gold! I absolutely love this color and it’s sure to be a staple in my everyday make-up routine!! It was also super easy to apply and I used it in the creases and the most outer corner of my eyes to create a smoky look and smudged it underneath to finish the look! You can pick this color up on their website for $9.00!!

To complete my look I used the SurlyGirly Cosmetics, Inc Lip Gloss in Girl Talk that is a lovely sparkling sheer gold color! I’m not much on lip gloss because of the sticky texture and funky taste of most lip glosses but this one was different it went on super smooth and left no stickiness nor funky taste so I’m happy to report this will also become a common product in my routine! You can add this sultry lip gloss to your make-up bag for only $14.00

Here is my completed look:

I did go over the Porn Star with a shimmer white lightly to lighten the purple up but over all I loved all the products used and will continue to use them regularly! Not only are these products super fab they are very affordable to add to your make-up bags!!

Buy It:
To purchase all of the products mentioned above visit their website!

Be sure to check back for more fab reviews from SurlyGirly Cosmetics, Inc I have a few more coming within the next week or so!

This review is based strictly my opinion. Others may have a different opinion with the product listed above. I did receive the cosmetics mentioned above complementary for this review. No monetary compensation was received.

SwimsuitsForAll.com Review and Giveaway




As I have mentioned so many times before that summer has arrived, very quickly here in Arkansas to say the least but we have found a nice fun way to stay cool during the hot summer months! We love to go to the local swimming hole or the lake to cool off after a long hot day or week. I’m not one to wear a regular bathing suite due to the fact that my after baby body still isn’t in real great shape but when I ran across SwimsuitsForAll.com I knew I would be able to be in a bathing suite this year instead of shorts and a tee!

About SwimsuitsForAll.com (Taken From Website):

Taking inspirations from sun, sand, and sea, SwimsuitsForAll.com offers swimwear and related apparel & accessories that work for real women sizes 8 & up. SwimsuitsForAll.com strives to offer quality swimwear that will fit your unique body, style, and budget and fashionably flatter your next escape.

SwimsuitsForAll.com is committed to making your online swimsuit shopping experience easy, so you can shop worry-free. In business since 2004, SwimsuitsForAll.com takes pride in its customer service. With toll-free, e-mail, and live support, we help guide you through your shopping process. We offer easy exchange & return policies, express & international shipping, and a low-price guarantee, so your next swimwear purchase will be hassle-free!

As your swimwear oasis, SwimsuitsForAll.com sells swimwear 365 days a year and helps you get into the right swimsuit for your body & taste. Shop confidently with our detailed images, sizing charts, and fit information on each product page. If that's not enough for you, we offer free consultations where our swimsuit specialists can personally advise you on finding the right swimsuit for your body!

Escape the norm with a dedicated, personal customer service staff and swimwear that offers you coverage & comfort, classy styling, classic fits, and competitive pricing.

So whether you're going to enjoy sun, sand, sea, or pool, flatter your next escape with SwimsuitsForAll.com!


My Thoughts:

I was sent the Cherry Blossom Halter Tankini to review and I was so excited when it arrived at the door! Not only was it more beautiful in person but the shipping of it was lighting fast!! My husband and I both agree that this swim suite is awesome and a perfect fit for me and my body! I got it in a size 12 and it was perfect it hides all the imperfections of my post baby body so what could be better! I have worn this swimsuit several times since its arrival and I am very please to announce that I’ve gotten many compliments on it and its held up awesome to the wear and tear of wearing and washing it. I do not wash it nor any of my other swimwear in the washing machine I hand wash them as well as line dry them to make sure there is no damage to the suit. The Tankini I was sent is more than just stylish it’s functional and very comfortable!!

The selection at SwimSuitsForAll.com is amazing and I’m sure you will find the perfect swimwear for you and your body! I will for sure be using SwimSuitsForAll.com for all my future swimwear needs!!

While your at their website sign up for your chance to win a $100 Gift Card to their website in their weekly sweepstakes! Also your can submit you photo and story HERE for a chance to win a $100 Gift Card a week and he Grand Prize of $1000!

Buy It:
To purchase a swimsuit for yourself visit their website!

Win It:
SwimSuitsForAll.com has offered one of my readers a $50 Gift Card to use towards the swimwear of your choice!

Mandatory Entry: Visit SwimSuitsForAll.com and tell me what suit you would choose if you won! Please remember to leave your e-mail address if it’s not visible in your profile.

Want or need extra entries? Check out how to grab em’ below! (Mandatory Entry must be complete for these to count)

1. Become a public follower of my blog (current follower count too)

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Giveaway ends July 06, 2010 @ midnight CST. Winner will be chosen at random, using random.org and contacted by e-mail and has 48 hrs to respond before a new winner is chosen.

This review is based strictly my opinion. Others may have a different opinion with the product listed above. I did receive the swimsuit mentioned above complementary for this review. No monetary compensation was received.